TPV Technology Ltd (
According to DisplaySearch -- the world's leader in display market research and consulting -- a total of 20.1 million units of LCD TV panels were produced globally in the third quarter of this year, with 23 percent of the total coming from OEM companies.
In its LCD TV Value Chain Report, DisplaySearch said that TPV contributed 19.9 percent of the world's LCD flat-panel output in the third quarter of this year, followed by Proview Electronics Co (唯冠, 17 percent), Jabail Circuit Inc (捷普, 14.9 percent), Amtran Technology Co (瑞軒, 14.3 percent), Wistron Corp (緯創, 9.4 percent), Vestel Electronics (偉視達, 4.8 percent), Tatung Co (大同, 3.1 percent), Kolin Co (歌林, 2.3 percent), Jean Co (美齊, 1.7 percent) and Quanta Computer Inc (廣達, 1 percent).
The report said TPV's major client was Netherlands-based Royal Philips Electronics NV, while Proview's top buyer was Polaroid Corp and Jabail's major client was also Philips during the third quarter.
TPV operates five manufacturing plants in Beijing, Wuhan, Suzhou, Dongguan and Fuqing in Fujian Province.
Taiwan's AU Optronics Corp (友達) -- which became the world's top flat-panel supplier in September, delivering 8.18 million large flat panels worldwide in that month -- sold 61 percent of its output to five major clients, including Sony Corp, Samsung Electronics Co, Philips and LG Electronics Co, according to DisplaySearch.
Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp (
For the first three quarters of this year, according to DisplaySearch, AU Optronics delivered 57.6 million units of flat-panel displays.
Production of large TFT-LCD panels worldwide reached 280 million units in the first three quarters of the year.
Of these, 81 million were for notebook computer screens, 135 million were for desktop computer screens and 58 million were for LCD TV screens, according to DisplaySearch.
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